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Isha Surya Kriya

Surya Kriya is a potent yogic practice of tremendous antiquity, designed as a holistic process for health, wellness, and complete inner well-being. “Surya” means “sun,” and “kriya” means “inner energy process.” Surya Kriya activates the solar plexus to raise the samat prana, or solar heat, in the system. It also balances a person’s left and

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Isha Upa-Yoga

A simple yet powerful system of practices that activate the joints, muscles, and energy system. Based on a sophisticated understanding of the body’s mechanics, Upa-Yoga brings excellent ease to the whole system. It relieves physical stress and tiredness. Within the human system, the energy flows along 72,000 pathways called nadis. At the joints, the nadis

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Isha Angarmadana

Angamardana, a fitness system rooted in yoga, offers everyone the opportunity to invigorate the body and reach peak physical and mental health. “Angamardana” means gaining complete mastery over the limbs, organs, and other parts of the body. True to its name, this practice revitalizes the body on all levels including the muscles, circulatory system, skeletal

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Focused Attention / Meditation

Meditation began in Vedanta. Buddhism and Hinduism adopted meditation. Today mindful meditation is recognized as a form of cognitive therapy. Mindful meditation focuses the attention on breathing, bodily sensations, and mental relaxation. Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied “Nothing! However, let me tell you what I have lost: Anger, anxiety,

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The components of Yoga affect different systems: physical postures (Asanas) affect the musculoskeletal system, breathing affects the heart and lung functioning, and meditation affects cognitive and emotional functioning. Yoga is the union of all three: physical, breathing, and meditation. Breathing techniques are a starting point to achieve focused attention: Focus at the moment right now

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